Popping the questions: 7 things you should ask your wedding photographer

There are few days more exciting in a happy couples’ life than their wedding day. After all, it’s the day where they say those time-honoured two words in front of adoring friends and family!

This is an occasion you really want to capture in the most beautiful way possible, and for this reason you should always enlist the most professional photographer in the business.

But to ensure you are really choosing the best wedding photographers Sydney has available, it’s important to ask said professional seven key questions to ensure that they are going to take the most stunningly unforgettable photos you could hope to imagine.

These are those seven Qs:

  1. How long have you been in the business?

Sure, anyone with half an eye for photography and a decent camera can say that they are a wedding photographer, but do they have the skills and experience to truly capture the essence of the event?

The right professional will have the experience to navigate the exciting event that is a couples’ special day without being overwhelmed by the spectacle. Such days can be rather intense, and so it’s important that the expert not only has the skills with the lens, but the life skills to move around the event smoothly, taking magical pics in the process!

  1. What is your style?

How do they capture the moment? Are they a highly artistic photographer, who likes to capture pensive moments between the couple? Or, are they a little more on the fun side, capturing the joy and revelry of what is, for all involved, one of the most exciting days of the year?

You know what style you want for this most important of albums – it’s important to be sure that the photographer shares that style…

  1. … and your editing style?

Because, of course, the combination of photography and editing are what creates the timeless end product. Your prospective expert should have plenty of experience in editing their work, and be able to provide a good idea of how the pics turn out once they have surpassed the editing phase.

  1. Can we see your previous work?

Obviously, an experienced professional should be able to show you at least one of their albums, otherwise it should be quite clear that you are their first client (if they’ve made that clear to you then that’s fine, but if they tip toe around the question and can’t show you an album – it’s time to reconsider your options!).

So, ask to see their previous work. If they are happy to provide you with some gorgeous previous albums containing their magical work – you’re onto a good one.

  1. Do you have any client testimonials?

Nowadays, Google reviews is the first and fastest way to get an idea about the professional’s service. However, it never hurts to inquire a little further, asking if their clients have provided detailed testimonials about the service they provided.

  1. What is your turnaround time?

Obviously, your expert will need some time to produce the most enchanting photo collection from this amazing day. That being said, it’s good to inquire about turnaround times just so that you have a general idea of when you can expect this most cherished part of the special day to be returned.

  1. What happens next?

Your prospective expert should then be able to provide you with detailed information about the logistics of their service as well as aspects like contracts, payment methods, cancellation policies and a few other important details.

Once the photographer has provided solid answers to all these important Qs, you should have a good idea of whether or not they are the perfect person for this most important of special day services!

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